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Allegheny Valley Conservancy

Mission StatementThe mission of the AVC is to promote good land use through the protection, conservation and management of open-space, forested, agricultural, historic, natural, ecologically significant, environmentally sensitive, biologically diverse, and scenic resources of the Allegheny River and French Creek watersheds in northwestern Pennsylvania. Good land use is essential to the need for clean air, clean water, and livable communities. The primary tool of the conservancy will be legally binding, perpetual, enforceable conservation easements. The conservancy may also accept the donation of land and may purchase significant parcels of land.

Contact Information

Allegheny Valley Conservancy
PO Box 96
Franklin, PA 16323-0096

Phone: (814) 677-3152
Fax:
E-Mail: dfrawley@oilregion.org
Website: www.avc-pa.org

Demographics

Year Founded2003
Land Trust Alliance Member Since
Adopted S&P*Yes
Area of OperationAllegheny River and French Creek watersheds
Number of Full-time Staff0
Number of Supporters2
Land Protection PrioritiesOpen space, in general; Important natural areas or wildlife habitats; Recreation lands; Water resources, including wetlands

*Indicates adoption of the 2004 Land Trust Standards and Practices

Counties of Operation:

Pennsylvania: Clarion   Crawford   Forest   Venango   Warren  

Acres Conserved

State Total Owned Under Easement Other*
PENNSYLVANIA 840 208 632 -

*This figure includes land that has been acquired by land trusts — whether through purchase, donation or by another means — and subsequently has been transferred to a public agency. It also includes land protected through other methods such as negotiating and preparing for acquisition by other organizations or agencies.

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